The ticket costs $2, and is played in 45 states, as well as Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. To win the grand prize, players must match all five white balls and one red
A person receives a lottery ticket for the Powerball jackpot in New York City, U.S., November 4, 2022. REUTERS/David 'Dee' Delgado
The record Powerball lottery jackpot grew even higher to $1.9 billion after no one won Saturday's drawing.
The winning numbers were 28, 45, 53, 56 and 69 on the white balls and 20 on the red Powerball.
The next chance for someone to win the grand prize will be the Monday, according to the California Lottery Association website.
The new $1.9 billion prize will go to a winner who chooses to receive the prize in an annual fee for 29 years. Winners often prefer a single cash payment, which for Monday's drawing would be $929.1 million, according to the California lottery website.
The Powerball jackpot continues to grow due to the low 1 in 292.2 million chance of winning. To win the grand prize, players must match all five white balls and one red ball.
Lottery tickets. REUTERS/Hannah Beier
To play, the ticket buyer must choose five different numbers from one to 69, then choose a Powerball number from one to 26.
The buyer then goes home and dreams big—mansions, new cars, fancy food, and fancy vacations—while awaiting the results of the draw and the possible disappointment that follows.
From that someone won the prize on August 3, there have been 40 draws without a winner.
The Powerball costs 2 dollars, and is played in 45 states, as well as Washington D.C., Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.
The last record-breaking Powerball jackpot occurred six years ago. Winning ticket holders aren't the only ones getting a payday in the drawing. U.S. tax authorities will take about 40 percent of the jackpot, and state and local authorities may also want a piece.
Before of the 2016 Powerball payout, previous records were set in 2019 in Wisconsin ($768.4 million) and in 2017 in Massachusetts(758.7 million dollars).
(with information from AP and AFP)
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